For the last 5 years I have been working as an independent research and evaluation consultant. I love the variety of working with a range of organizations. Please see the projects page for current and past projects that I’ve worked on, and some of the documents associated with these projects.
Most of my career before now was spent working at a place called The Institute of Psychiatry in London, England. There I worked on several different academic research projects related to mental health and crime. For a while I also worked part-time for the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO).
I collected data on hundreds of people who had a mental health problem and/or had been convicted of a crime (including reviewing several volumes of psychiatric and prison notes, as well as interviews). There were a lot of similarities between them including poverty, abuse, neglect, parental substance abuse and/or mental health problems.
Now I work with community leaders, funders, foundations, government and not-for-profit organizations to make sure that we address those risk and protective factors in an effective and engaging way.